Vein Treatment Overview | Vein Treatment Columbus
Spider veins are small blood vessels that are located directly underneath the skin. The veins, which are typically blue, red, or purple in color, often branch out in many directions causing a web-like appearance. Fortunately, advances in skin care make it possible to safely and effectively treat spider veins.
Causes of Spider Veins
Spider veins can be caused by a hereditary disorder, or as a result of pregnancy, prolonged standing, or other conditions that may be associated with increased pressure in the veins. Some patients with spider veins may notice burning, itching, cramping, or other bothersome side effects, but most patients seek spider vein treatments to address cosmetic concerns.
Two of the most common treatment options for spider veins include sclerotherapy and laser vein treatments. Both options can effectively reduce the appearance of spider veins with minimal discomfort or downtime.
During the sclerotherapy treatment, a sclerosing agent is injected into the veins using a tiny needle, causing them to contract and to collapse. The procedure is typically performed during a short out-patient session at your doctor’s office. It is minimally-invasive and does not require anesthesia.
You can also get laser treatment for spider veins. Laser vein treatment uses laser energy to shrink the veins. The minimally-invasive procedure is performed on an out-patient basis at your doctor’s office. Several laser vein treatments may be required to achieve satisfactory results.
If you are interested in learning more about spider vein treatments, contact our dermatology center in Ohio today to schedule a consultation